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1985 Norwegian parliamentary election

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1985 Norwegian parliamentary election

← 1981 8 and 9 September 1985 1989 →

All 157 seats in the Norwegian Parliament
79 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Gro Harlem Brundtland Erling Norvik Kjell Magne Bondevik
Party Labour Conservative Christian Democratic
Last election 66 seats, 37.2% 53 seats, 35.3% 15 seats, 12.5%
Seats won 71 50 16
Seat change Increase5 Decrease3 Increase1
Popular vote 1,061,712 791,537 214,969
Percentage 40.8% 30.4% 8.3%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Johan J. Jakobsen Theo Koritzinsky Carl I. Hagen
Party Centre Socialist Left Progress
Last election 11 seats, 7.8% 4 seats, 4.9% 4 seats, 4.5%
Seats won 12 6 2
Seat change Increase1 Increase2 Decrease2
Popular vote 171,770 141,950 96,797
Percentage 6.6% 5.5% 3.7%

Prime Minister before election

Kåre Willoch
Conservative

Elected Prime Minister

Kåre Willoch
Conservative

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 8 and 9 September 1985.[1] The Labour Party remained the largest party in the Storting, winning 71 of the 157 seats. It was the first election since 1885 in which the Liberal Party failed to win a seat.

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 1,061,712 40.8 71 +5
Conservative Party 791,537 30.4 50 –3
Christian People's Party 214,969 8.3 16 +1
Centre Party 171,770 6.6 12 +1
Socialist Left Party 141,950 5.5 6 +2
Progress Party 96,797 3.7 2 –2
Liberal Party 81,202 3.1 0 –2
Red Electoral Alliance 14,818 0.6 0 0
Liberal People's Party 12,958 0.5 0 0
Pensioners' Party 7,846 0.3 0 New
Communist Party 4,245 0.2 0 New
Sunnmøre List 2,013 0.5 0 New
Freely Elected Representatives 0 0
Society Party 0 New
Non-Partisan List 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 3,619
Total 2,605,436 100 157 +2
Registered voters/turnout 3,100,479 84.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
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